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December 8th

Guice good pick for Tech leader

Considering the support shown for him throughout the process, the Louisiana Tech University and Ruston community likely released a sigh of relief when the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors named Les Guice as the 14th president of the university last week.
Guice, who currently serves as the executive vice president and vice president of research and development at the university, beat out eight other candidates for the top position.

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Alumna: Time to plan own bowl game

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Okay, Louisiana Tech fans! Let’s stop complaining how we are left out of a bowl game and start doing something about it!

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Donations sought for holiday dinners

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As the Christmas holidays are approaching, there are many in our community still struggling with the economy and with providing for their family needs.  In the Ruston area, Christian Community Action (CCA) has done a magnificent job of meeting the needs of those individuals and families.

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Cooperation needed from fire commission

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I am writing this after attending two Lincoln Parish Fire District Commission meetings this week, one on Monday and one on Thursday. The meeting on Thursday was actually a budget committee meeting made up of all of the members of the regular commission, to review and approve the 2013 budget. There were more people signed up for public comment for these two meetings than all of the public meetings that I have attended in the last two and a half years combined. Yes sir, we all tend to want to comment, but sometimes what we say and how we say it can be detrimental.

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Relating to birth of Christ

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Last week we began a multi-part series concerning Christmastime. We ended up, with of all things, a reference to taxation.  One might recall the words of Christ when He said: “render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.” Well, Caesar was ready for a whole lot of rendering. He was starving for more revenue, maybe like today’s Washington. Please endure my comparisons to our present; I think it appropriate from the standpoint of description as well as the fact that the living Word is meaningful today.

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Tech digital forensics team scores big in contest

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A team of students from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science had a successful run in their first Digital Forensics Challenge, hosted by the Department of Defense’s Cyber Crime Center.

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School News: I.A. Lewis

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Special thanks go to the I.A. Lewis Missy Crane dancers, who paid special tribute to our parents and country by dancing to “All American Girl.” Performers included Jalia Payne, Chloe Campbell, Lauren Washington, Kelli Copes and Jessica Johnston.
Top Accelerated Readers
Special certificates were given to Michael Bishop, Jalia Payne and Joanna Ham for having the top Accelerated Reading scores for October. Earlier this year Bishop won a Kindle for being the top summer reader at I.A. Lewis.
Gift from Devon Energy

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School News: I.A. Lewis

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Art on display at Parent Night
I.A. Lewis talented art students and teacher Nancy Waldron continue to amaze the community with their gifted abilities. The huge mural backdrop at the well-attended Annual Lincoln Parish Parental Involvement event was a big hit. The event was held in November at the Lincoln Parish Library’s Event Center.

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School News: Downsville Charter

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The junior class at Downsville Charter School visited the Titanic Exhibit at Sci-Port in Shreveport on Nov. 14. They were able to view artifacts that had been recovered from the wreckage of the Titanic.

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Ribbon cutting held for Southern AgCredit

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Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held recently for the new location of Southern AgCredit, located at 2025 Louisiana Highway 33 in Ruston. The ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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